The Pap Corps To Hold Inaugural Country Hoedown Fundraiser


Staff report

Grab your partner and head down to the Delray South County Civic Center on Aug. 17 for a night of two-stepping to the Rodeo Deluxe band.

The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research is holding its inaugural Country Hoedown fundraiser, which will feature a BBQ dinner, line dancing lessons from the Delray Ballroom and a photo booth.

The event hosted by the recently formed Men’s Initiative of The Pap Corps, will raise funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

It will take place from 6-9 p.m. and tickets cost $30 per person.

“It is time for a little Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” said David Bakelman, CEO of The Pap Corps. “We are so proud of the members of the Men’s Initiative for coordinating such an exciting event. This evening will be a perfect opportunity to introduce new people to the mission of The Pap Corps, while also engaging our long-time members in a fun-filled community chapter-wide event!”

The Men’s Initiative was formed in 2018 as a way to encourage male membership, while providing a supportive environment to learn about cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center from leading physicians and researchers, while enjoying inspiring stories from leading sports celebrities.

“This is an amazing group of men who are uniting to help raise funds for cancer research, forming strong friendships and getting the opportunity to learn about important health issues in way that is geared for us guys,” said Howard Levine, a Pap Corps member for over 10 years and a member of The Men’s Initiative Steering Committee.

“Let’s face it, men often ignore their health,” he said. “But at the last men’s meeting, we got to meet a sports icon and listen to a Sylvester doctor address really important men’s health issues. We all learned so much, and we became inspired to up our game by creating more fun ways to raise research funds.”

For Levine, who lost his mom to cancer at a young age, fighting this disease has been a life-long passion.He has been ardent supporter, along with his wife Susan, of all the efforts of the Valencia Pointe chapter, but now he feels he can make an even greater impact by getting men involved with The Pap Corps.

“This is a great group of men and I encourage anyone who wants more information to please call The Pap Corps office for more details,” Levine said.